Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining the diagnosis and treatment options. Often times, treatment is performed on the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or a tooth that has already had a root canal in the past will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
- If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
IMPORTANT: A parent or guardian must accompany all patients under 18 at the consultation visit.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves and joints, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are on any medication (i.e. heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.) or require medication prior to dental cleanings (i.e antibiotics, for pre-med.)
A new x-ray of each tooth being referred for will be taken at your initial visit even if your dentist has recently taken their own. This ensures we have the proper angles and views of the tooth we need in order to provide the best diagnosis and treatment. Due to teeth often times having very complex internal anatomy, a 3D image is also taken of every tooth. This provides the doctor with a road map and helps ensure no canals or canal space is missed.